- Countries: 130
- Employees: 47000
- Employees(NL): 350
- Internships: 10
Rotating Equipment Performance
SKF Group is the leading global supplier of products, solutions and services within the following platforms: rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Services include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring and training.
By utilizing capabilities from all or some of the platforms, SKF develops tailor-made offers for each customer segment, helping customers improve performance, reduce energy use and lower total costs, while bringing increased added value to SKF.
The SKF Group
SKF was founded in 1907 and grew at a rapid rate to become a global company. As early as 1920, the company was well established in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Africa. Today, SKF is represented in more than 130 countries. The company has more than 100 manufacturing sites and also sales companies supported by about 15,000 distributor locations. SKF also has a widely used e-business marketplace and an efficient global distribution system.
Research and development
Technical development, quality and marketing have been in focus at SKF since the very start. The Group's efforts in research and development have resulted in numerous innovations, forming bases for new standards, products and solutions in the bearing world. The global Research and Technology Development Centre of SKF is located in the Netherlands. In 2017, the number of patents worldwide was 192, resulting in a 17th ranking in the top 30 of R&D Companies in the Netherlands.
“BeyondZero" is a commitment stating that SKF is to realize business objectives in such a way that negative environmental impact is minimized, while positive impact is enhanced. BeyondZero goes beyond traditional practice of reducing negative impact by striving for an overall positive environmental impact. BeyondZero influences SKF's development of products and solutions.